As well as counselling in a room, I also offer walking counselling, in beautiful natural surroundings where the healing power of talking in nature can help you to reflect and clarify. When you walk, you have time and space to process your emotions, reflect on your feelings and listen to your inner voice, allowing you to be honest with yourself. It's often easier to talk about difficult issues while walking outside.
Having originally trained and worked as a mental health nurse in the NHS, I went on to train in Person-centered therapy. I discovered that by moving the focus away from illness and towards self-awareness, self-understanding and self-acceptance, clients are empowered to make the changes they are seeking. I have a particular interest in mindfulness meditation.
Where do the sessions take place?
I am available for counselling in Cirencester, Cheltenham and South Woodchester, Stroud. If you are interested in walking counselling, I usually hold the first meeting indoors so that we have a chance to discuss any concerns you have about counselling outdoors.
All or some of your counselling sessions can stay indoors if you prefer it that way.
What happens next?
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a diploma in Person Centred Counselling and my experience has included working with people who have suffered severe trauma such as loss, separation, sexual violence, abuse, bereavement, fear of loss of life.
I have also studied Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and I practice mindfulness meditation daily.
I previously worked as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in the NHS with people suffering from anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, dementia and people in crisis.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and am fully insured.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also have experience in working with people suffering with
- family issues
- anger issues
- people seeking refuge
I am offering 3 options of session lengths:
60 minutes - £45
90 minutes - £65
120 minutes - £85
During a counselling session, difficult feelings may arise. I feel it is important to end each session feeling emotionally fit to go about the rest of your day. I offer a variety of grounding and relaxation techniques as an option which help you to go away from each session feeling safe and held. This allows you to re-calibrate in the new found space you have created in your life. These techniques take a few minutes which is why I offer a minimum of 60 minutes for each counselling session rather than the usual 50 minutes. I feel it is important to take our time and not feel rushed.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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If you require an evening appointment, please get in touch as I may be able to offer one.
Types of client